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My Postpartum Hair Loss Experience

I heard about how long and thick the hair becomes whilst pregnant. So that was one of the changes I was looking forward when I pregnant with the kiddies. About 3/4 months into my pregnancy, I noticed my hair was becoming longer and fuller, and I loved it. My hair was very unhealthy before I became pregnant, so I this hair growth was badly needed. But few weeks after delivery, I started experiencing hair loss. The beautiful hair I was excited about started to fall off!

 

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The shock of losing my hair!

I was so confused at first because I wasn’t expecting to lose the hair. The pregnancy books I read did not warn me about that, so I wasn’t prepared to see my long hair falling off in clumps. I felt helpless and annoyed. My hair was pretty much back to how it was before I conceived and I was devastated.

 

Postpartum hair loss.

After doing some research, I found out that postpartum hair loss is quite common. However not all women would experience this hair loss, and the experience can vary from pregnancy to pregnancy. Even though it is pregnancy related, losing huge clumps of hair still sucks. The term for this side effect of pregnancy and childbirth is Postpartum Alopecia, and about 90 percent of women will experience it.

Picturing 90 percent of women dealing with a form of postpartum hair loss is serious. Some cases will be most severe than others. And it makes me wonder why the hormones have to play up so much for us women. Hair loss is just one of the many changes I had to deal with after pregnancy. I also struggled with Hyperpigmentation, with my skin going many shades darker in my last trimester and staying almost that way until about a year ago.

 

What did I do?

I did a lot of reading and research on what to do about my hair loss. I considered having Advanced Tricho Pigmentation treatment done at a point. This is a treatment for those who are noticing thinning or balding hair. I also looked into various hair care products to reduce the hair loss.

After extensive research, I decided to relax and take my mind off my hair situation. I maintained a healthy lifestyle and slowly but surely my hair started to grow back. And thanks to my natural hair routine, it didn’t take too long to get my hair back to where it was before.

My hair is still a work in progress and I will be updating you in my next natural hair journey post.

 

 

 

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Have you experience any form of hair loss? Please share your experience with us in the comments section below.

 

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Getting a great night sleep in collaboration with Leesa Mattress

Quality sleep is very important which is why we need to ensure we all get a great night sleep every night. I work extremely hard during the day, like most people do juggling all sorts. So I do look forward to my bedtime every night. And the last thing I would need is to have toss and turn for hours before I finally drift off.

If I don’t get a great night sleep, I wake up feeling like a Zombie. And I pretty much continue to feel that way until around 3pm. Which means my whole day is gone with me achieving nothing. So how do I ensure I get great night sleep every night to stay productive? I pay attention to my room decor and everything else in it. So my bed, bed sheets, duvet, my mattress, the room has to smell good, it has to be airy and put me in the right mood for sleep. I also pay attention to my sleep clothes, so they have to be comfy and smell good (Yes I have a thing for smells).

We have had our old king size mattress for 8 years now, and we have been thinking of changing it. So you can imagine my excitement when I got my hands on this Leesa Mattress.

 

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Leesa Mattress

Before I tell you all about this amazing Leesa Mattress, let me tell a bit about the brand. This amazing brand offers consumers an easy way to purchase any size of mattress online. Each Leesa Mattress is built to order and delivered within 5-7 working days. If you are unhappy with the Leesa Mattress, you can return it and get a full refund as long as it is within 100 nights. So you can shop Leesa and be confident that you will get your money’s worth or get a refund. Isn’t that amazing?

Leesa Mattresses are designed to help people get a great night sleep and that is exactly what it has done for me. It is very different in the sense that the top layer is made of Avena foam, which allows airflow through the mattress for a cooler nights sleep. It also provides enough bounce for freedom of movement.

 

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My thoughts on the Leesa Mattress

  1. The Package

Myself and M struggled to understand how a king sized mattress could fit so easily into the box. But this Leesa Mattress was indeed king size! It was also very easy to set up. I did it myself and I am usually not good at any sort of DIY, regardless of how straight forward it is but I found setting up the mattress very easy. As soon as I got the Leesa Mattress out of the box, it came to life, becoming a king size mattress before my very eyes! It looked so cool.

 

2. The Look

Compared to my old mattress, this Leesa Mattress looked really pretty on its own. I was almost tempted not to lay bed sheets on it. That was how pretty I thought it looked. The design of the cover is nice. way prettier than the plain mattresses we see around.

 

3. The Comfort

I love how this Leesa Mattress feels. It is super comfortable. The unique combination of three foam layers (5cm Avena Foam, 5cm Memory Foam and 15cm Support Foam) adapts to the body, providing optimum support and comfort.

 

4. Made in the UK

The Leesa Mattress is made entirely in Glossop, Derbyshire UK. I love supporting British brands so this is important to me.

5. Leesa Gives Back

I love brands that give back to the society and Leesa is one of them. The brand donates one mattress to charitable causes, for every ten sold!

 

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Overall, I really like my new Leesa Mattress. It have had a great night every night now and I have forgotten how uncomfortable my old mattress felt.

If you are in search of a new mattress to help you sleep better, I would strongly recommend the Leesa Mattress. I have an offer code – FASHIONANDSTYLEPOLICE for you to use on the Leesa Website. You will get £100 off with that discount code.

Happy shopping!

*This post was created in collaboration with Leesa, who provided a Leesa Mattress for review, but all views and opinions expressed are my own. Some links in this post are affiliate links. This means I may receive a small percentage of a sale if you click these links and purchase a product.

 

 

5 Ways of Marketing Your Small Business Effectively

One of the major problems businesses have is marketing. Marketing entails that you put your products or services in front of the right audience and persuade them to buy from you. How you market your business will determine its success.

 

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Small businesses now have available marketing strategies that can help them grow. However, just like every good strategy you’ll enjoy the full benefits when you are consistent. To help your small business market effectively, I have put together 5 ways you can get started with right now.

  1. Create quality content in your blog

I can’t stress enough the importance of owning a blog. Unfortunately, small businesses aren’t taking full advantage of consistently creating blog posts that their audience will find valuable.

You can produce high quality content that will position you as an expert in your industry or share stories about how your business, product or service changed the lives of your clients. Evergreen content that contain tips, tricks and hacks that your audience will find handy make amazing content you can put on your blog.

Great content consistently it makes your target audience keep coming back. Strategically putting out content will help to increase the visibility of your small business. In the long run, you are consistently marketing your business as well as building relationship with your audience who are your potential clients and creating trust.

 

  1. Invest in email marketing

The email marketing strategy is about collecting the email addresses of your potential clients and marketing your business and offers via email.

It starts off by creating a resource that your audience will find valuable. This resource is called a lead magnet. It could come in form of an eBook, a mini course or a checklist. The essence of the lead magnet is to give it out for free in exchange for the email address of your target audience. Once you have their emails, you can send out periodic emails giving more value and marketing your business.

 

  1. Try video

Videos are so much easier to consume and they work as a great way of marketing your business. Just the same way you create quality content for your blog, create valuable content on video. Since it’s easier to consume more people will be drawn to watch your videos.

There are so many kinds of content you can create for the videos. For example, you can show a behind-the-scenes of how you run your business to help create trust in your brand. You can also conduct interviews with your clients and ask them about their experiences with your business, products or services. And of course, you can advertise your offers on video.

 

  1. Leverage on social media

Most, if not all, of your potential clients are on social media. Social media creates a level playing ground to build relationship with your target audience. Use it as a means to connect with them, ask feedback about your offers and help them out with their problems or give them great advice.

If you have some money to invest, you can expand your reach with ads. This will help you connect with more people faster.

 

  1. Collaborate with complementary businesses

One marketing strategy that few small businesses use is collaboration. When you collaborate with a business that has a larger reach or client base than you, you are indirectly marketing your business to an already established target market.

Collaboration can come in different forms like a joint sale, promo or package. The best part about it is that both you and the business you collaborate with get to enjoy the benefits of the collaboration.

 

 

 

 

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